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Today in Phillies History for August 23rd

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

37 wins, 61 losses, and 0 ties (for a winning percentage of 37.8 percent)

It Happened on This Day in:

1910: Fred Clarke made a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh in a game against the Phils.
1918: Irish Meusel hits and inside-the-park grand slam in Cincinnati, but the Phils fall 8-7 to the Reds
1947: Cardinal Joe Medwick yells angrily at the Phillies dugout that he'll hit the next pitch out -- then does, slamming a 3-run shot into the upper deck at Shibe Park for a 5-3 Cards win. The home run was Medwick's 205th (and final) major league home run. The Cardinals also turned a triple play when they caught two runners off base following a pop-out to the catcher.
1967: Dick Allen seriously cuts his hand on the broken headlight of his car, ending his season
1992: The Class-A Clearwater Phillies beat the Winter Haven Red Sox 1-0 without either team recording a hit. The Phils Andy Carter beat the Sox Scott Bakkum. The only run scored on 2 walks and 2 sacrifice bunts, the second a suicide squeeze.
1999: Scott Rolen ties a team and major league record by fanning 5 times in a game, a 7-6 Phillies loss to San Diego at the Vet
2009: With runners on first and second with nobody out in the bottom of the 9th, Jeff Franceur of the Mets lines out to Eric Bruntlett, who stepped on the bag at second and tagged runner Daniel Murphy for a game-ending unassisted triple play.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1999: Released Jim Poole

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